Pension funds


UK Pensions Regulator proposes new rules for diverting pension contributions

New rules set forth by the UK Pensions Regulator will enable companies to make their businesses more sustainable while still being able to give their employees their retirement benefits.

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Port of Brisbane

Top deals of the deay - bids, mergers and acquisitions

The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Friday including Statoil, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, ThyssenKrupp, Mercator, Avivasa Emeklilik, Hayat Sigorta, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Telus Corp, Atrium Innovations and John Hardy

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People enter and exit the AVIVA headquarters building in Dublin October 19, 2011. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Aviva, Sabanci hire banks for Turkish pension unit IPO - sources

British insurer Aviva Plc and Turkey's Sabanci Holding have mandated Citigroup and HSBC to sell between 20 and 25 percent of Turkish life and pensions joint venture Avivasa Emeklilik & Hayat Sigorta in an initial public offering, two sources told Reuters on Friday.

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San Jose mayor leads in bid to ease statewide pension costs

Chuck Reed, the Mayor of San Jose, California, is leading a statewide voter initiative that aims to reduce skyrocketing costs of pension plans and retiree healthcare.

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Gaelectric raises EUR90 million for wind project

Gaelectric has received a funding of over EUR90 million from Irish and German sources for its third operating wind farm project in Dunbeg. Earlier this year, the wind farm company nabbed EUR65 million in debt financing.

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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Shapoorji Pallonji Group today announced the formation of a strategic alliance to acquire FDI-compliant, stabilized office buildings in the major metropolitan areas of India.

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Bank of Japan

Bank of Japan's bond purchases can absorb a planned bond sale of Government Pension Investment Fund - dealers

Because Japan's central bank absorbs JPY7 trillion worth of debt, primary dealers of Japanese government bonds are not concerned over plans of Government Pension Investment Fund to reduce its government debt holding.

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Port of Brisbane

Global Infrastructure to exit Brisbane port stake to Cassie for AUD1 billion

Global Infrastructure Partners will sell its 27% stake in the Port of Brisbane to Cassie de Depot et Placement du Quebec for AUD1 billion (USD908 million). Cassie is the second-biggest pension fund in Canada.

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Goldman Sachs

Hedge fund boom seen in Asia courtesy of big banks and asset managers

The increasing number of new hedge funds by global banks and asset managers in Asia threatened the business of smaller firms who had opened their independent firms just after the 2008 financial crisis.

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Banco Popular

Top deals of the day - bids, mergers and acquisitions

The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Monday including Greece banking, Fiat, BOFA, Mechel, Saputo, RBS, Lohmann, Carlyle Group, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Kuwait Airways, Dubai Holding, SunEdison, Blackstone, Greece National Bank, IMG Worldwide, KKR, Babcock, AMR, Orrick, BAC and Fisker Automotive.

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Commonwealth Property Office Fund Ltd

CPA walks away from Dexus takeover bid

Commonwealth Property Office Fund Ltd (CPA) terminated a takeover offer from Dexus Property Group Ltd and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) after the the consortium failed to top a rival bid within the specified time.

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Tomkins explores potential $7 billion sale -sources

Tomkins Plc is exploring a sale that could value the private-equity owned global manufacturer of auto parts and building products at as much as $7 billion, several people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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Scott Stringer

New York comptroller faces uphill battle to reduce management fees of pension funds- report

Incoming New York comptroller Scott Stringer will be faced with the challenge of bringing down the management fees paid by the city's five pension funds when he assumes office in January, a Bloomberg report said.

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Exhilway Global

Exhilway closes USD200 million mines and minerals private equity fund

US-based private equity fund Exhilway Global has closed USD200 million for its mines and minerals private equity fund that will operate in Indonesia, Turkey, and Kazakhstan.

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Government Service Insurance System

Philippines Pension fund to invest extra $46M in stocks

The Philippines' state-run pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) allotted PHP2 billion of its cash for additional investments in local stocks, according to the firm's president Robert Vergara.

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